Diaspora

Meet the Refugee Trying to be Boston’s First Muslim City Councilor

Somali-American refugee and immigrant rights activist Deeqo Jibril arrived in Boston in 1991 after fleeing civil war. Today, she is running for Boston City Council in Roxbury, Massachusetts. If she wins this November, she will be the first Muslim elected to the Boston City Council and hopes to inspire others to be more civically engaged.

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